Hiroki Kuroda (7-6, 2.77 ERA) goes up against the Twins the first time this season with Scott Diamond (5-8, 5.52 ERA) on the mound for Minnesota.
Diamond made his second career start on his native soil vs. the Blue Jays on Sunday, and it was forgettable. He went just 4 2/3 innings, giving up six runs on eight hits while tying his career high walks with four.
Before the Yankees’ 8-4 win, Joe Girardi was confident Derek Jeter would return to the field Friday against the Twins without any limitations. “Well, I don’t think Derek would ever put a limitation on himself,” Girardi said. “I think Derek would run himself out there for the next 70 games if it was up to him. That’s just who he is. He expects to play every day. From that standpoint, I think we have to guard from rushing him back too much, and we have to take days off. So it’s my job to manage him, physically, even though he’s going to want to be out there every day.”
Jeter went 1-4 at the plate Thursday with an RBI and a run sco...